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News News/Business. Frank Mallicoat and Michelle Griego. New. (CC)

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San Francisco 4, David Petraeus 3, Joycelin 3, Cbs 2, Unitedhealthcare Insurance Company 2, California Pacific 2, Sutter 2, Libya 2, San Jose 2, New York 2, Obama 1, Bng 1, Caltrans 1, Ak 1, Petraeus 1, The Va 1, F.b.i. Officialssay 1, Michael Jackson 1, Richard Myers 1, Griego 1,
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    November 12, 2012
    12:00 - 12:29pm PST  

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it happened near the target store on grafton street and dublin boulevard. crews have since capped the leak and expect the store to reopen any minute now. members of congress are looking for answers from the f.b.i. now. they would like to know why the agency waited until friday to tell them about the affair that caused cia director david petraeus his job. key lawmakers and the white house were kept in the dark for months. >> reporter: members of congress say the f.b.i. should have alerted them agents were investigating cia director david petraeus before the scandal broke on friday. >> this is something that could have had and effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: f.b.i. officialssay they did not notify lawmakers or the white house because no national security issues were involved. on cbs this morning, retired general richard myers spoke as to whether the president should have been told about the probe
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when it started last summer nfrmgts my view that would not have been unusual. >> reporter: petraeus stepped down after admitting to and extra marital affair. his alleged miss stress, paula broadwell made this comment about him. >> i'm not in love with dpp but i had -- david petraeus but he's a terrific role model for children. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to of it before congress this week about the attack in libya. lawmakers say petraeus may be culled to testify in the future. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and the attack if general petraeus doesn't of it. >> reporter: cbs news learned that general petraeus visited libya last month and called several members of congress the week before he resigned to give them his assessments of the attack. president obama plans to
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hold multiple meetings this week all dpeerd toward averting the so-called fiscal cliff. mr. obama hoping to build con consensus to avoid automatic tak increases and spending -- automatic tax increases and spending cuts. he will meet this week with labor and business leaders. the veterans affairs secretary wants to not only reduce the number of homeless vets but cut it to zero. >> reporter: this is the first housing for homeless vets in san francisco in the past 12 years. today, was more of and informal opening. they're going to wait to have the grand opening later on but today they wanted to be able to commemorate the vets. this downtown building will soon be home to 75 disabled veterans. >> this gives them a safe place
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to be even if they're in a shelter or in emergency housing, they're very vulnerable to predators, they're vulnerable to you name it. >> reporter: the group partnered with federal, state agents and the city of san francisco to gather the $30 million to renovate the building into veterans commons. >> weaver been at this since 1974, and it's very gratifying to have these resources. >> reporter: the units are equipped with a kitchen and bathroom, all ada approved. winston says veterans commons will an one-stop shop to veterans. they'll have ak toes to health care and wellness classes like cooking and yoga. >> i didn't expect it to look as nice as it does. living in san francisco, just having a place to live, that's a very important thing. once you have that, the stress level goes way down.
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>> reporter: winston says this falls in line with the goal of ending veteran homelessness. he believes that the right support, the time line can happen. >> it's a very ambitious goal but we're signed on, you know, we drank the kool-aid, the va is doing a great job and congress and the public has supported the resources necessary. >> reporter: the grand opening is expected later this month or in early december. but veterans will get a chance to move in within the next couple of weeks. . striking workers against raley's and knob hill foods are cautiously optimistic while the contract talks are progressing today. workers say they are hopeful that the two sides can agree on a new contract of. the union pose the company proposal to eliminate health plan benefits for retires qualified for medicare. other proposals include a wage freeze and elimination of sunday and holiday pay. a strike against the makers
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of twinkies and ho hos has spread to california. a picket line formed yesterday outside a hostess bakery, parts of a larger strike against the company that began on friday. in september, union members reskrekted a contract -- rejected a contract offer that contained pay cuts and health care costs. . tow trucks delivered and early thanksgiving treat for hundreds of needy families in the bay area. it's the 15th consecutive year aaa's yellow tow trucks made their way to nonprofits like this one in san francisco. in all, 600 turkeys will be handed out and it's much-needed help. >> we will do anything we possibly can to make sure that nobody, nobody in the bay area ought to go hungry this year. >> by the end of the week, they
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will have delivered more than 10 tons of turkeys to 26 nonprofits across northern california, nevada and utah. but not all bay area organizations are as important. some are worried they won't have enough to meet this year's need. >> tu sometimes. cbs 5 reporter alyssa harrington reports. >> reporter: there's just ten days until thanksgiving and thousands of bay area families could go without a traditional dinner. donation are are down at second harvest food bng in san jose during their busiest time of the year. they're looking for all kinds of food, but most of all turkeys. >> turkey donations have been slow to come in. i think that's because most people were thinking about the giants or the election and i understand that, but with thanksgiving a week early, we really do immediate some help. >> reporter: they need 12,000 turkeys total and only have half of that.
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at sacred heart, they need 4,000 turkeys. so far there's just 62 in the back freeze erbe. >> right now, we don't have all the food we need. that's part of why we want to get the message out. >> reporter: part of the message that second harvest provides food to 250,000 people every month. >> that's literally one in ten people in our two counties. >> reporter: and cash donations are also needed. $1 can provide two meals. >> we got to make sure we keep bringing to people there's hope. >> reporter: if you would like to make a doe he nation, go to one of the food pantries or come right to second harvest. they'll have extended hours all week and hope to get all the turkeyness by friday. . the new suspension span on the bay bridge is about to become self-supporting. caltrans is almost done. the shift of 45,000 tons of
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concrete and steel have been happening in stages over the past three months and even though it's almost done, there is a warning still in effect for you boaters out there. >> there have been a notice to mariners out for a long time not to go under the self- anchored suspension bridge because a number of operations have been taking place. we are strengthening that message to boaters right now. >> so-called low transfer will likely be finished in a coupe of days and the new span still on schedule, in fact, ahead of schedule to open by the end of next week. the bay bridge celebrating a birthday today, 76 years old. >> wow. >> how about that. crews are about to start work on cal train tracks in san bruno, the $147 million project will raise the tracks above three street crossings there. crews will also build a new elevated station, some digging and excavation willing going on during the day but most of the
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work will be going on overnight. getting the flu can be rough but especially for expecting moms. researchers say it could have a lasting impact on their child. plus pilots want it, why we could be seeing a massive shortage of men and women in the cockpit. the cbs 5 weather center, of a frosty start, things are warming up nicely. we'll talk about that next. ,,,,,,,,,,,, lots of prepaid cards come pre-filled with problems.
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nation's airlines may soon need a lot more pilots. a recent report shows carriers are bracing for what's expected to be a big waver of retirements. many senior pilots are close to reaching the mandatory retirement age at 65. the other big problem facing the airlines is a high level of experience requirements now for the new hires. target plans to join other major retailers in moving black friday to thanksgiving evening now. the chain says it will open its doors christmas holiday shoppers at 9:00 right after your turkey on thanksgiving night. that's three hours earlier than last year. unlike other stores, sears, wal- mart, target will offer several deals for all you early shoppers. cupertino-based apple has reached a settlement to end one major battle in the smartphone wars. the company filed a lawsuit against htc. the companies announced saturday they've agreed on a deal that includes a 10-year
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license agreement. new york governor andrew cuomo plans to request at least $30 billion in federal disaster aid two weeks after superstorm sandy. according to a new york state official be the money will be used to help rebuild bridges, subways, commuter rail lines and homes. thousands of homes and businesses are still without electricity, but crews hope to have power restored to most of them by tomorrow night. two weeks now. that is a long time. >> no kidding. >> do they call this a crisp autumn day? >> i was freezing. whatever they call it. i'm still cold. very cold starts to the morning now as we're seeing some patchy frost showing up in some of the valleys. beginning to thaw out as we head into the noon hour. lots of sunshine over san jose and the temperatures beginning to warm up a little bit outside. 60 degrees in oakland, 60 degrees in san jose. and 57 degrees in san francisco. as you look toward the bay and
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right toward the golden gate bridge, we've got mostly clear skies. partly cloudy and again it is going to be a chilly night. you may see some of the temperatures down in the 30s and 40s in some of the valleys and maybe patchy frost t looks like we'll warm things up in the next couple of days. weak system sliding right across the ridge. you can see it fall apart as it moves into the area. but we have this next band that will push into the area later today so, few more clouds will drop into this fairly flat ridge. we're running well below the average for this time of year. usually in the 60s but by this afternoon, four degrees below the average, san jose 65, 64 in livermore and checking in with a cool 63 in concord. let's get you around the bay, 65 in palo alto, cool 59 in pacifica. east bay temperatures running up into the 60s by this afternoon with sunshine,
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mixture of a couple of clouds. temperatures in the 50s and 60s as you approach the coastline. the next couple of days, we are going to warm the temperatures up at least a few degrees through wednesday and thursday, and then on friday, look at that, guys, yep, big change is on the way. we have a chance of showers, but that may just open the door to a stronger storm moving in late on sunday. >> all right. >> let's hope so. >> get the sweaters and coats out, right? >> it's exciting. >> you like all that weather. >> i do love it. >> lawrence, thank you. for the first time in more than a quarter century, this will be ice skitting in mayin -- skating in marin county this winter. they opened outside northgate mall and scheduled to be open every day through january 13th. pretty exciting there. the county's last year round rink closed back in 1985. >> you can hear the holiday music already. >> no kidings. coming up, does the flu have and impact on a child's risk of having autism? researchers look to see if
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there's a link. plus a scandal surrounding the voice of el-mo, why he's being forced to take a break from says "sesame street." ,,,, ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp,
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[ female announcer ] ...who thought she had reached the end of her story. [ joycelin ] the doctor told me i had two brain aneurysms and that one of them had ruptured. [ female announcer ] fortunately, she was treated at sutter health's california pacific medical center. [ joycelin ] the nurses and doctors were amazing, and they were like a second family to me. and now i'm back to doing what i love. [ female announcer ] california pacific medical center and sutter health. sexual relationship with thn who is voice of elmo.. whene 16. pbs is fielding questions after a man says he has h-a sexual relationship with a man who is the voice of el-mo when he was just 16. kevin class admits he had a relationship with the accuser but said it was after the teen turned 18.
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clash has taken a leave of absence from "sesame street" while he disputes the claims. the p, box s workshop says it takes the allegation personally but el-mo is bigger than one person and will continue to be an integral part of "sesame street." the home that michael jackson spent his last years has sold. the agent won't say who the new owner is but sources close to the deal believe it's a member of a private investment firm. lance armstrong is cutting ties with his charity live strong to avoid further damage brought by the doping charges. armstrong resigned from the board of directors in early november after stepping down as chairman on october 17th, a spokeswoman said he still remains the inspiration, though and is its largest donor at $7 million.
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a leading drug to fight the flu might not work. a british medical journal is asking the drug maker roush to release all its data on tamiflu. there's no evidence that the drug can actually stop the flu. and for years, doctors have been looking for links that will help them better understand why some children develop autism and others don't. so far, there are many theories but no answers. >> now doctors believe a mother's health may have something to do with a child developing autism. >> reporter: new evidence out this week finds children with mothers who have the flu or fever lasting more than a woke while they were pregnant may be in a higher risk of developing autism. the large detainish study looked at 97,000 children born between 1997 and 2003. their mothers were screened to see if they had any infections,
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used antibiotics or had long periods of fever during their pregnancies. researchers found no relation between autism and minor infections but when it came to influenza during pregnancy, the frequency was twice as high for those children compared to toddlers who do not have the flu during pregnancies. if the mothers had a fever lasting more than a week while carrying the baby, the child had a three times greater risk of developing autism than other children. researchers found mothers who took antibiotics during pregnancy had a small risk of having children with autism. investigators say there may be statistical shortcomings in the data and more research needs to be done to better understand the connection. are you looking for a sweet end to the show? of course we are. stick around for a record- breaker that will get your sweet tooth going and going and going coming your way.
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we place the olive oil on the pan. roasted the garlic. >> as the garlic starts to turn a light golden color, we put the mushrooms, then fresh
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tomatoes. # here's the most important flavor. >> all the flavors are still intact. now he's adding the parsley. >> next to go is a toe mate so sauce and then some lobster bisque. >> it's like the juice from the lobster. we got some base i will, some parsley, nice fresh homemade pasta right here. >> then as in all the great kitchens it's all about the toss. >> some parmesan cheese, ready to go. garnish, make it light, fresh. >> this is heaven on a fork. i can hardly wait to dig in. . >> tony provided the lunch, now it's time for the dessert and we've got a whopper for you coming up. >> it is the world's largest cream cake. chefs in switzerland spent the weekend baking this 4,000 foot long sugary masterpiece.
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guinness world records officials have confirmed it beat the record. the cake was to be sold piece by piece with proceeds going to breast cancer. >> you know how many calories? >> who cares. have a great one.
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